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Winter Escape – Falkensteiner Sport & Wellness Hotel in Kärnten

Maybe it would be nice to see snow again this winter after all? Or I could enjoy a tasty Kaiserschmarrn (pancake with raisins) instead of being exposed to the dreary weather at home, right?

How’d you feel if I tell that you can go snowshoeing, snowboarding, and skiing in a matter of minutes? But it gets even better with a 1530m high gondola right in front of the door. Lazing around and being pampered is the dream that gets fulfilled here.

If it weren’t for the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Carinzia with all its great offers, nothing would’ve been possible. The four-star hotel in Tröpolach is only a good 50 minutes’ drive from Klagenfurt airport at an altitude of 600 metres.

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

The Hotel

As soon as you arrive at the hotel, you have to admire the modern and spacious reception hall. We were accommodated in a junior suite with a view of the village. The room had the usual sleeping area and bathroom, but there was also a spacious lounge and a walk-in closet. 

From the first floor we could go directly to the ski and snowboard rental, which is located in the hotel, and also had direct access to the wellness area.

The wellness area is an exciting experience from both exterior and interior with its floor to ceiling windows and a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains. In addition, you can enjoy the heated indoor and outdoor pool and a variety of saunas with a separate pool area. Twice a day there is even a free sauna infusion, to let the long ski day come to a relaxing end. And if that’s not enough, you can also relax completely with a body massage.

For those who want to get even more exercise, the modern cardio-fitness centre with yoga and workout room is a must.

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

Culinary Experience

I am a big fan of Austrian cuisine. With it, you could start the day at a breakfast buffet! Everything that one could desire for a snack was there along with a variety of egg dishes, porridge, fruits, muesli, and so much more with it.

At dinner, you can look forward to a fusion of Carinzian specialities: South Tyrolean delicacies and Mediterranean influences.

A Kaiserschmarrn is of course not missing from the buffet!

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Outdoor Activities

Outside of the hotel, you shouldn’t be without Ulli and Marco from the Sportfabrik! Together with the hotel, they‘d created a unique program for us. Whether it was ski trips, snow yoga, snowmobile driving, helicopter flying or snowshoe hiking, everything was included.

The ski slopes are less than a minutes‘ walk from the hotel, as well as the gondola.

From there, you have numerous downhill runs for every level of experience. Ski passes and ski equipment are available at the hotel, of course.

For the romantics among us, a carriage ride was also offered. On this trip, I have experienced so much fun & action in 2 ½ days as I haven’t for a long time.

Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

Good to know

  • Try the Kaiserschmarrn on the Kofel Alm.
  • Dine at the “Bärenwirt” in Hermagor.
  • Après-Ski is a great way to celebrate at the Kristallalm!
  • You can celebrate until late at night in the bar “Zum Alois” right next to the hotel
  • The Klagenfurt airport is small and fine, but flies directly to Cologne, for example.
  • In the meantime, you can also travel to Villach by train from Bonn or Frankfurt at low cost,   sometimes even for 29,90€!
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Kofel Alm
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Bärenwirt
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Bedroom at our hotel
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Suite with the village view
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Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,
Falkensteiner Hotel, Fasten Ur Seatbelts,

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Andermatt – A hidden gem in Switzerland

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Nature and outdoor lovers in Andermatt are like a match made in heaven! I would even call Andermatt in Switzerland an insider tip because it is only a 90-minute drive from Zurich and yet you experience pure nature. Although I was on-site during the summer holidays, I could relax incredibly and was able to roam the small towns without much hustle and bustle. If you are planning a short trip or a longer active holiday in Switzerland, you should not underestimate the beauty of Andermatt.

How to get to Andermatt?

From Zurich Airport you have several options to come to Andermatt. You can either take the train and enjoy just under 3 hours driving through the mountains or rent a rental car and reach Andermatt within 1 ½ hour.

We drove from the airport by train to Andermatt. The train journey is incredibly fast. However, you have to change the train about 3-4 times. When you do arrive in Andermatt, you do not really need a car. You can reach everything on the spot by a train or bike. Inside, everything is within easy walking distance.

What to do?

Andermatt offers so many activities that you will not get bored. We borrowed e-mountain bikes, for a day, from the Mammoth Store directly across from our Radisson Blu hotel.

Within less than 2 hours, we drove past the famous Teufelsbrücke to the Göscheneralpsee, a beautiful reservoir that is not so popular, even on Instagram. We also had to drive about 5 minutes of the whole ride the main road. Other than that, you can enjoy the full ride to the fullest at every beautiful place and make pit stops anywhere you want. Take a look at the small lake beyond the campsite. The campsite is about 4km before the Göscheneralpsee. The family-run restaurant right on the Göscheneralpsee is also worth a visit. After a successful trip, we had an Aperol. The return to Andermatt took only 50 minutes.

But you do not have to drive that far to reach about 1800m altitude. The mountain railway in Andermatt drives you directly up to Gütsch and can you get a fantastic view of the Taldörfer and the Alps. At the top, there are numerous hiking routes. We decided to go down the mountain because we really wanted to pet the cows. On our way back to the valley, we made a little stop for a memorable picnic, which we were able to take from the hotel.

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Where to stay?

Most of you have probably heard of the Chedi Hotel in Andermatt. But it is not the only place to be in Andermatt. Our hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Andermatt, was opened at the end of 2018 and is the perfect base for a relaxing or active holiday in the mountains. Here you are ideally kept whether you are enterprising and at the same time would like to use the great fitness and wellness facilities. My personal highlight was the view from the swimming pool and the gym. Also, the fitness equipment is the most modern and latest the market has to offer. The sports offer definitely motivated me to go to the gym every day.

Honestly, that was badly needed because I could not stop myself from eating voraciously at breakfast. Mainly only fresh and local products were offered, which of course I had to try at all costs! On the second day, I restrained myself a bit and prepared a fresh omelette and waffle.

Absolutely impressive is that no palm oil is used in the whole breakfast buffet.

In the evening, in the restaurant, we “Spun” a combination of Italian and Swiss food. There is something for everyone on the map. The spaghetti with truffles or, of course, the main “Surf and Turf” tasted excellent!

In an emergency, the very friendly waiters were always there to give us a tip. I like to pass on an insider tip! Normally I would not have ordered the dessert “Anderwald” before the nut nougat cuts, but I still dream of that refreshing dessert to this date!

Speaking of dreams … After a full day in the fresh air and a short sauna before we went to bed, I slept like a baby in our spacious Scandinavian-style room.

I often think of this great stay even now, because it was a completely perfect holiday for me and, definitely, not for the last time in Andermatt!

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Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Radisson Blu Andermatt, Radisson Blu, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Andermatt

Chasing the sun in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Ostern, die perfekte Zeit für einen Kurztrip! Nicht wahr? Aber wohin? Die beliebtesten Städte sind mir an den Tagen einfach zu voll. Außerdem bietet Ostern nochmal die ideale Voraussetzung für ein paar Tage im Schnee. Also habe ich mir gedacht, dass wir einfach Sonne und Schnee kombinieren und nach Kitzbühel fahren!

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Easter, the perfect time for a short break but where? The most popular cities are just too crowded during these days. In addition, Easter offers the ideal conditions for few days in the snow. So, I thought that we just combine sun and snow and go to Kitzbühel!

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Where to stay?

Von Köln ist Kitzbühel ja auch nur 6 Stunden entfernt! Also fast ein Katzensprung 😉 Karfreitag ging es also nicht nur direkt auf die Piste, sondern auch nach Aurach bei Kitzbühel. Das Gasthaus Hallerwirt in Aurach bei Kitzbühel liegt nur wenige Fahrtminuten von Kitzbühel entfernt. Um ehrlich zu sein, fand ich die Lage hervorragend! Man ist sehr nah am Geschehen, aber kann trotzdem die Ruhe und die Natur genießen! Wenn ich das Fenster in unserem Schlafzimmer geöffnet habe, konnte ich den Bach unter unserem Balkon hören und die Berge sehen!

Monika, die Gastgeberin, hat uns direkt sehr herzlich empfangen und in unser Apartment „Steinbergkogel“ begleitet. Wir hatten zu viert ausreichend Platz in unserem super sauberen neuen Zuhause UND das WLAN hat 1A funktioniert! Besonders gefallen hat mir die Holzküche und das moderne Badezimmer direkt an unserem Schlafzimmer gelegen!

Es gibt auch nichts Angenehmeres als nach einem langen Skitag nur eine Etage tiefer gehen zu müssen für traditionelle österreichische Küche! Die regionalen hochwertigen Spezialitäten kommen zum Teil aus der eigenen Landwirtschaft! Legendär war zum Beispiel die Orangen-Karotten Suppe oder das Kalbsschnitzel! Wir haben die entspannte und gemütliche Atmosphäre total genossen!

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

From Cologne, Kitzbühel is only 6 hours away, almost a stone’s throw. On Good Friday, it did not only go to the slopes but also to Aurach near Kitzbühel. The guesthouse Hallerwirt in Aurach is only a few minute’s drives from Kitzbühel. To be honest, I loved the location; it is very close to the action but you can still enjoy the peace and nature. When I opened the window in our bedroom, I could hear the creek under our balcony and see the mountains.

Monika, the hostess, welcomed us warmly and accompanied us to our apartment “Steinbergkogel”. Four of us had enough space in our super clean new home and the wireless worked perfectly. I particularly liked the wooden kitchen and the modern bathroom right next to our bedroom.

There is nothing more pleasant than having to go one level lower for traditional Austrian cuisine after a long day of skiing. The regional high-quality specialties come partly from the own agriculture. Legendary was, for example, the orange-carrot soup or veal schnitzel! We really enjoyed the relaxed and cozy atmosphere.

Sun skiing

Natürlich hatten wir auch noch Kaiserwetter während unseres Aufenthaltes und konnten alle Pisten noch befahren! Ihr braucht auch jetzt bei den schönen Bildern nicht traurig sein, denn ihr könnt selbst noch bis zum 1.Mai Ski fahren in Kitzbühel!

Die beste Aussicht habt ihr ganz oben an der Station Pengelstein!! Ein herrlicher Panoramablick auf die Alpen! Von hier aus gelangt ihr auch direkt zur 16, die euch zur Maierl Alm führt! Hier heißt es: „sehen und gesehen werden“. Gerade durch die vielzähligen Münchener über Ostern war ein bisschen mehr Schickimicki vertreten aber das macht den Hüttenaufenthalt viel unterhaltsamer! Ihr habt von der Terrasse einen tollen Blick über die Berge, die bürgerliche Küche ist spitze & der weiße Spritzer hat auch sehr gut geschmeckt! Meistens legt auch immer ein DJ Lounge Musik auf. Im unteren Bereich habt ihr auch die Möglichkeit eure Pause in Mercedes Liegestühlen zu verbringen!

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Solltet ihr die Hahnenkammabfahrt nehmen, stattet der Hütte „bei Tomschy“ auf jeden Fall einen Besuch ab! Auch hier habt ihr eine einmalige Aussicht und die urige Einrichtung lädt umso mehr auf einen Kakao mit Rum ein! 😉 Im Notfall könnt ihr von hier aus auch immer wieder die Gondel runter nach Kitzbühel nehmen!

Mich wundert es nicht, dass Kitzbühel eine Vielzahl an Auszeichnungen für sein Skigebiet bekommen hat! Die Pisten sind immer vorbildlich präpariert. Durch die Anzahl der Pisten ist es auch nie überfüllt und für jeden ist eine Abfahrt dabei!

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Of course, we had also Kaiserwetter during our stay and could still drive all pistes! You need not be sad about the beautiful pictures, because you can ski in Kitzbühel until May 1st.

The best view you have at the top of Pengelstein. A wonderful panoramic view of the Alps from here, you can also reach the 16 which leads you to Maierl restaurant; here it is called “to see and to be seen”. From the terrace you have a great view over the mountains, the bourgeois cuisine is great and the white splashes also tasted very good! Most of the time, a DJ plays Lounge music. In the lower area, you also have the opportunity to spend your break in Mercedes lounge chairs.

If you take the Hahnenkamm downhill run, pay the restaurant  “Tomschy” a visit, you also have a unique view and the quaint decor invites to a cocoa with rum. In an emergency, you can take the gondola down to Kitzbühel from here.

I am not surprised that Kitzbühel has received numerous awards for its ski area. The slopes are always well prepared. Due to the number of slopes, it is never crowded.

Enjoy Mountain Air

Sollte die Sonne mal nicht den ganzen Tag scheinen und ihr eine Alternative zum Skifahren sucht, könnt ihr vom Gasthaus Hallerwirt aus zum Wildpark in Aurach gehen! Die 3km lange Wanderung lohnt sich auf jeden Fall für all die Tiere, die man zu sehen bekommt! Am besten ist, wenn ihr zur Fütterung geht. Schaut selbst auf meinen Bildern 🙂

Wenn ihr noch mehr über Kitzbühel lesen wollt, schaut doch mal hier vorbei!

If the sun does not shine all day long and you are looking for an alternative to skiing, you should go from Hallerwirt to the wildlife park in Aurach! The 3km hike is definitely worth it for all the animals you see! It is best if you go to the feeding time. Look at my pictures yourself.

If you want to read more about Kitzbühel, have a look here!

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Hallerwirt

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

Kitzbühel, Österreich, Austria

What to do if you have to much snow?

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Weiße Pisten, kühlere Temperaturen – perfekte Bedingungen für einen Skiurlaub! Aber was tun, wenn man zu viel Schnee hat? Und fragst du dich, wo du im Winter und zu Beginn des neuen Jahres zu viel Schnee liegen hast? Dann warst du wohl noch nicht in Alta Badia! Schnee und Sonne sind dort fast immer Programm!

White slopes, cold temperatures, the perfect condition for a skiing holiday! But what do you do if you have too much snow? Or where to go during winter and the beginning of the new year? If you do not know where then you have not been to Alta Badia yet!

 

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Während unseres Aufenthaltes Anfang Februar in Colfosco, das zur Region Alta Badia gehört, sind wir vom Schnee überwältigt worden. An unserem ersten Tag war es wegen dem starken Schneefall ziemlich bewölkt, aber es hat uns überhaupt nichts ausgemacht. Ganz im Gegenteil, das anspruchsvolle Fahren machte viel mehr Spaß bei der Sellaronda.

During our stay in Colfosco, which belongs to Alta Badia, at the beginning of February, we were overwhelmed with snow. On our first day, it was quite cloudy because of the snowfall but it did not limit our day on the slope. On the contrary, it made much more fun driving the Sella Ronde.

Sellaronda ist eine der beeindruckendsten Skitouren Südtirols. Man fährt 40 km an einem Tag und sieht keine Piste zweimal. Die Tour hat für jeden Skifahrer Pisten. Es ist wichtig, dass du vor 10 Uhr losfährst, weil die Tour etwa 6 Stunden dauert.

Sellaronda is one of the most impressive ski resorts in South Tyrol. We skied 40km in just one day and you will not see any slope twice. The round trip has slopes for every skier! It is important that you leave before 10:00 am because the trip takes around 6 hours.

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

An einem schneebedeckten Tag sollte man warme Skiunterwäsche tragen. Ich trug meine Skiunterwäsche von Falke, die mit Wolltech-Technologie ausgestattet ist und aus Merinowolle besteht. Ich fror überhaupt nicht während der gesamten Tour. Auf Grund des stylischen Designs, fühlte ich mich auf den Hütten sehr gut gekleidet, indem ich nur mein Shirt von Falke trug. Normalerweise habe ich immer kalte Füße, wenn ich mir neue Skischuhe leihe, aber diesmal nicht! Meine Skisocken von Falke gaben mir ein angenehmes Gefühl in meinen Skischuhen. Außerdem war es das erste Mal, dass ich nur kalte Füße bekam, als ich ein Rennen auf der Piste fuhr. 😉

On a snowy day, you should wear warm base layer. I was wearing my base layer from Falke, which is equipped with wool-technology and made of merino wool. I did not freeze at all during the whole tour and because of the stylish design, I felt very dressy at the lodges by just wearing my shirt from Falke. Normally, I always have cold feet when I rent new ski shoes except this time! My skiing socks made by Falke gave me a pleasant feeling in my ski shoes! Furthermore, it was the first time that I got cold feet when I drove a race on the ski run. 😉

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda, Falke

Zum Glück fängt Skiline jeden besonderen Moment auf den Pisten für dich ein! Du musst dich nur mit Ihrem Skipass bei einem Fotopoint, Speedcheck oder Skimovie registrieren und wenn du wieder von der Piste zurück bist, findest du alles online. Es speichert auch, wie lange du von einem Skilift zum anderen benötigst.

Luckily, Skiline captures all important moment on the slopes for you! You just have to register with your ski pass on a Photopoint, Speedcheck or Skimovie, for example, and you are able to download your data in the afternoon. It also stores how long you need from one ski lift to the other.

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Eine weitere schöne Skitour in Alta Badia heißt “La Crusc“. Abseits der touristischen Massen und zwischen zwei UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Standorten, siehst du mehr als nur perfekt präparierte Pisten.

Another beautiful ski tour in Alta badia is called “La Crusc”. Away from the tourist crowds and between two UNESCO World Natural Heritages sites, you will see more than just perfectly groomed slopes!

Mein absolutes Lieblingsteil in Alta Badia war der 15-minütige Hubschrauberflug über den Dolomiten. Wenn du die weißen Berge von oben für nur 110 € sehen kannst, wirst du deinen Urlaub für immer im Kopf behalten! Es beginnt vor der Berghütte “Pralongia”, die mit Skiern von jedem Ort in Alta Badia leicht zu erreichen ist.

My absolute favorite part in Alta Badia was the 15 minute helicopter ride above the dolomites. Seeing the white mountains from above for just 110€ will keep your holiday always in your mind! It starts in front of the lodge called “Pralongia”, which is easy to reach with skis from any place in Alta Badia.

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Alta Badia, Dolomites, Südtirol, Sellaronda

Nach jedem Tag bin ich zum Abschluss zur Hütte “Col Pradat” in Colfosco gefahren, um den Blick über Alta Badia zu genießen, denn sie liegt 2030 m hoch und lädt zu einem entspannten Abend ein.

After every day, I skied to the lodge “Col Pradat” in Colfosco to enjoy the view above Alta Badia, as it lies 2030m high and it invites for a relaxed evening!

 

3 questions you should ask yourself before going on a skiing holiday

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  1. How do I get to my accommodation?

This is one of the most important questions which you should ask yourself before you even book your skiing vacation! It will have a huge impact on your holiday budget!

First of all, you should ask yourself:

  • How many people will I take with me?
  • How much do we want to spend to get to our skiing resort?
  • How much luggage do we want to take with us?
  • How far is the airport from home and our hotel?
  • How much would it cost to fly? How much time would it take?
  • Can I/we drive more than 6 hours?

Nissan Juke, Skiing holiday, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

Even though I have an airport right around the corner, I decided to drive with my Nissan Juke. Why? As a matter of fact, driving is not only cheaper but also more fun and convenient. I could not have taken my entire luggage with me if I was flying to Italy unless I want to pay for extra luggage. Besides, it would have taken me longer to fly  to Hotel Miramonti in Madonna Di Campiglio than driving there. It took me around 9 hours to get to Madonna Di Campiglio from Cologne but I stopped in Munich for 2 nights on my way there, and also during my journey back home. Most importantly, I only paid around 120€/return with my Nissan Juke! The Nissan Juke consumes just 4.0 litres of fuel for 100 kilometres distance. Parking was always free, and I also drove around in Munich. That’s unbeatable! I could not have been more flexible, and I shared the 120€ with my car passenger, so that in total, I paid only 60€ for petrol. During our ride, we listened to great music as the Nissan has a USB connection for phones. Sometimes, the driver just change the music with the steering wheel remote control as my taste in music is so girlish. However, he was lucky that I fell asleep on the heated seats. The board computer told him where to go and how to avoid traffic, which was very comfortable for me.

Nissan Juke, Skiing holiday, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

  1. What should I pack?

Don’t forget that if you fly, you can almost take nothing with you because ski clothes need so much space! Anyway, if you take the car and you are more than 2 persons, you should also pack carefully as it can get too much quiet easily. Therefore, I made a simple packing list for your 7 day ski holiday:

Clothing

  • Gloves for skiing in your free time
  • 3 Sweaters
  • 2 Long underwear
  • 2 scarves
  • 2 hats
  • Ski jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Ski socks
  • 1 casual outfit
  • 1 dinner outfit
  • Underwear

Accessories

  • Glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Sunglasses

Equipment

  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Action camera
  • Electronics chargers
  • Laptop or iPad
  • Headphones
  • First aid kit
  • Lip balm
  • Personal-hygiene items
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving gel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel pillow
  • Printouts of reservations

Always have a little bit of money with you. And if you have rented a flat, try to buy your grocery in Germany as it is cheaper there. The same applies to petrol.

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  1. Where should I buy/rent my skis?

I highly recommend you buy/rent your skis and ski shoes on site because if something does not fit, you can always return it or exchange it.

Nissan Juke, Skiing holiday, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

Nissan Juke, Skiing holiday, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

Do you want to find out more about my Nissan Juke? Then have a look here!

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Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, Dolomites, Dolomite Alpes, Dolomiten

150 ski runs, 500 ski instructors, 60 lifts, 4 snowparks, 22 restaurants on the slopes and 95% coverage by artificial snow. Do you know what I am talking about? No, I am not just talking about a skiing area! Madonna Di Campiglio does not only fascinate skiing visitors but also those who love to walk in the snow along the 90km marked trails or for ski mountaineering, ice skating, or dogsleeding.

Best ski runs in Madonna Di Campiglio for beginners, amateurs and pros

On my 4 hour drive from Munich to Madonna Di Campiglio, I was a bit worried about the snow conditions in the Dolomite Alpes, since the weather was quite warm in Munich at the beginning of December.

Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, Dolomites, Dolomite Alpes, Dolomiten

However, when I arrived in Madonna Di Campiglio, I knew that I will have 5 amazing days on the ski slopes. Even though there was no snow in the valley, all ski slopes were already open and ready! On my first day on skis, which I rented at “Rent and go”, I made sure the ski slopes did not only look ready but also were in perfect condition for outstanding days on skis.Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, Dolomites, Dolomite Alpes, Dolomiten

From 9.30am to 1pm, I was almost by myself on the slopes as I arrived at the beginning on the season, which was awesome! In the afternoon, I always stayed in one of the cosy or après-ski ski huts.

My slope recommendations

  • Take the cable car in Madonna Di Campiglio to Pradalago, which is 2100m high and drive either the blue, red or black slope down. After 15 or 20 minutes skiing, you will arrive at another cable car station, which goes to Grostè. Take it and go up to 2444m. You will love the view and the broad ski slopes. At the Grostè station, you will find the restaurant Stoppani, the ideal location for tanning and relaxing.

Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, Dolomites, Dolomite Alpes, Dolomiten

  • If you drive to the middle station, you will be welcomed by après ski music and a great atmosphere at the ski hut, Boch.

 Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, Dolomites, Dolomite Alpes, Dolomiten

At the ski hut Boch, you will also find Claudio with his Bernardino, called “Meatball”. He charges 20€ for five souvenir pictures. From there, you will always get back to Madonna Di Campiglio! It will take about 30 to 45 minutes and the slopes are phenomenal.

  • The cable car to Cinque Laghi will bring you to a magnificent platform with a stunning panorama. The restaurant next to the cable car is perfect for a cosy stop and lying in the sun. Here you will also find several options for every level but the ski slopes are not that long as they are on Grostè as you are also not that high.

Meet a Ferrari on the mountain

 My favourite chalet, the Fiat chalet, is located at Monte Spinale, which is 2101m high. The ski hut offers drinks and food for a great price! Try the white house wine and don’t forget to eat the chips with ketchup and mayonnaise on the terrace. I never had such a gigantic and unique perspective! The walking trail to Madonna Di Campiglio takes about an hour but you can also ski.

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No idea where to spend your time in the afternoon?

Don’t worry, you will find loads of shops in Madonna Di Campiglio as well as a small Christmas market. I am sure that you will never get bored during your afternoons! At the gourmet shop, you will find souvenirs for your family and friends at home or buy yourself a little treat! Personally, I liked all the different kind of shopping shops in Madonna Di Campiglio because I did not just find ski clothes but also trendy clothes!

Where to get the best deal?

 Activitybreaks.com offers great deals for a five or seven day ski trip, for example. You will stay at the fantastic hotel Miramonti .

A 7-night package for example is available online here at Hotel Miramonti.

This includes:

  • 7 nights in classic double room in 4* Hotel Miramonti
  • Half board basis
  • 6 day ski pass
  • 6 day ski equipment hire
  • 1x25min massage
  • Use of hotel sauna & gym

The price of this starts from 954€ per person.

If you need any further information about Madonna Di Campiglio, you are free to visit the tourist center. It is placed in the heart of Madonna Di Campiglio and every question about your trip can be answered!Madonna Di Campiglio, Dolomites, Italy, Skiing, Hotel Miramonti, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

Don’t miss the Audi Quattro Ski cup world final

On the 24-26th of March 2017, the Audi Quattro Ski cup world final will take place in Madonna Di Campiglio. Three days of speed, adrenaline, entertainment, excitement and loads of fun! For every winter sport lover a must-see!